Choose Wisdom

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S-cripture:

Hosea 14:9

Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.

O-bservation:

The last words of Hosea’s prophecy are a challenge to all of us. He said, “If you’re a wise person, you will realize the words of this prophecy are true.” What was the basic call of Hosea? Here it is. Return to the Lord with all your heart and cease from idol worship! Those who are wise walk in the Lord’s righteousness, but those who are foolish stumble over His righteous ways.

A-pplication:

It’s a reasonable challenge on paper, but so hard for humankind to believe and obey. There is a lie that is placed before all of us early on, and it goes like this: “I can do what I want and get away with it because I am free.” But freedom without form is simply anarchy. Anarchy is lawlessness, and lawlessness leads to confinement. Real freedom is found in following the “right living” ways of our Lord as spelled out in His Word. So here is the challenge. Will you “Choose Wisdom” and follow God’s righteousness, or will you choose rebelliousness and fall prey to a lifestyle of foolishness? As for me and my house, we will “Choose Wisdom.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

I want to live righteously and please You more than ever, but I don’t want to stick it in anyone’s face. No! Instead, help me to humbly live Your will daily that I may attain Your wisdom. Amen

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